Networked Energy Services Selected to Deliver OSGP Smart Grid Solution for Albania
San Jose, CA, July 8, 2019: Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES), a global smart grid solution provider with the industry’s leading Energy Applications Platform (EAPTM), is delighted to announce it is participating with ACI to help OSHEE (Electricity Power Distribution System Operator) in Albania to utilize its smart meters, operational support services and analytics solutions in Tirana.
The project that OSHEE has announced, provides for “investments in the balance metering system and re-construction of ABC cable network”, as per Buletini Nr. 9 datë 04 Mars 2019, Agjencia e Prokurimit Publik.
The project will deploy smart meters to residential, business and light industry consumers in Tirana, in conjunction with an ongoing project to renew distribution cable infrastructure. NES will be providing its smart meter solution, its smart meter operational support system, Grid Operations, and its analytics solutions, Grid Navigator and Grid Flow. The smart grid solution will be deployed in cooperation with NES partner, ACI, an established energy services and infrastructure provider in Albania and supplier to OSHEE, who will perform installation services for the NES technology and the ABC cable network.
NES provides an OSGP (Open Smart Grid Protocol) based smart metering solution. This is one of the most secure, reliable, interoperable and upgradable smart metering solutions available in the market today. OSGP smart meters are deployed around the globe with over 5 million OSGP compliant meters deployed world-wide. OSGP is optimized to provide secure, reliable and efficient delivery of command and control information for smart meters, direct load control modules, solar panels, gateways, and other smart grid devices. OSGP is supported by a community of meter and smart grid device suppliers including Apator and Mitsubishi Electric. OSGP deployments are characterised by communications SLA above 99.8%, even in challenging environments.
“NES is very honoured to be selected by OSHEE to introduce smart grid technologies into Albania”, says David Thomson, NES President and CEO. “We are confident that our solution will demonstrate the advantages of smart grid in Albania and validate the business case to continue the deployment of smart grid solutions throughout the country”.
About Networked Energy Services Corporation (NES)
Networked Energy Services Corporation is a global smart energy leader in the worldwide transformation of the electricity grid into an energy control network, enabling utilities to provide their customers with a more efficient and reliable service, to protect their systems from current and emerging cybersecurity threats, and to offer innovative new services that enable active, intelligent use of energy. NES was formed as a result of the spinoff of Echelon Corporation’s Grid Modernization Division in October 2014. NES is headquartered in the US with R&D centers located in Silicon Valley, North Dakota and Poland, and sales offices throughout the world. NES’ smart grid technology is used in nearly 40 million smart meters and other smart end devices around the world. NES is a member of the OSGP Alliance, a global association of utilities and smart grid companies, which promotes the Open Smart Grid Protocol and cooperates to provide utilities greater value by enabling true, independently-certified, multi-vendor interoperability based upon open international specifications and standards. You can find out more information about NES, its Patagonia Energy Applications PlatformTM (including grid management software, distributed control nodes, and smart meters) and services at: www.networkedenergy.com.